Informative tour through South Sinai!

Hiking on mountain

The Sinai Peninsula or simply Sinai:  is a peninsula in Egypt, the only part of the country located in Asia. It is situated between the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Red Sea to the south and is a land bridge between Asia and Africa. With a land area of about 60,000 km that history has left a mark everywhere through it. “we will be specifically discussing information about the southern part of Sinai” South Sinai has a lot to offer from sandy beaches that are ideal for relaxing & water sports, rocky beaches with stunning coral reefs that motivates you to Diving, snorkeling & getting deeper to discover, Valleys & mountains that you can hike through for a year & still not finished, canyon formations to make you wonder, natural oasis, holly summits, Blowing wind almost all year long, big cities, small towns, Bedouin culture, simple & chilled vibes, Sunny good weather & more.

https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d1531109.0857996568!2d32.95020501234504!3d28.96161737093002!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x14556f95008ce737%3A0xd928f86940b39d3d!2sSinai+Peninsula!5e1!3m2!1sen!2seg!4v1519911349627There are 3 main Bedouin tribes in South Sinai which is the part that everyone is able to visit & wander through, for now, the tribes are the Mozena tribe; Based in Dahab, Tarabin; Based in Nuweiba, Gebaleya; Based in St. Catherine. Those 3 tribes are based in the Sinai peninsula since god knows when, they are living together in peace as they are married from each other with a lot of other ways of primitive diplomatic communications. They are playing a big role in the tourism industry within the area & that came from the more than amazing hospitality that is a part of the Bedouin culture & how good they are in tracking off roads & knowing how to guide people through unmapped trails in the mountains.

Mohammed Abdo From El Mozena tribe, Sinai gate`s Godfather

South Sinai`s main Cities & towns: South Sinai is divided into parts, the biggest part that depends completely on tourism of different shapes and kinds which can be recreational tourism, medical tourism, festivals and races, adventure tourism, conferences, and Ecotourism. All those attraction start from Sharm El Sheikh in the southern part of the peninsula passing through the west shore by Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba. Saint Catherine is located in the middle of the south of Sinai.Here is the description of the cities and the points of interest in each one of them.Sharm El-Sheikh: Is the biggest city in South Sinai known for its big resorts along the shore with an active loud vibe, nightlife, water sports, SCUBA diving either from shores or boats.

People throng Naama Bay street in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, south of Cairo in this July 12, 2012 file photo. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Files

There is also a lot of nature in Sharm El-Sheikh, there like:Ras Muhammed natural protected area: One of the worlds ranked protected areas lies at the most southern part of Sharm El-Sheikh, topography is sandy/rocky & surrounded by the sea from 3 directions, Lies in Sinai`s open sea part outside of the Aqaba gulf within the Red Sea, so bigger schools of fishes are making a home there & breeding within the Mangrove field. on land, you can witness birds immigration through the different seasons & enjoy pure & untouched nature by visiting by boat or land for a 1-day trip.  

Straights of Tiran reef map

Straits of Tiran: Tiran is an island related to Saudi Arabia that lies within an  international protected area by the UN, the straights of Tiran is an in sea reef walls that take a U shape & it is full of wonders that you can discover on a snorkeling/diving boat trip that goes daily from all the ports of Sharm El-Sheikh.Nabq protected area: Is also a world-ranked protected area lies at the northern part of Sharm El-Sheikh that contains untouched mountains, Bedouin small town, mangrove fields, pure reefs & big amount of rare marine life. Camping there is such a great thing to do.  Dahab: Is the 2nd biggest space in South Sinai & it is a fishing village known to be a hippy small town where everything is small, people are relaxed & laidback like in a small island, yet active lifestyle with a lot of travelers, explorers, musicians, adventurers & sports seekers who are looking for the simplest ways of life yet social & active. Considered Makah for divers as it contains some of the world`s most famous dive sites “Blue Hole& The Great Canyon”. whole Dahab is considered a natural protected area however it is also surrounded by ranked protected area like: 

Ras Abu Galloum, TP: Dunjia Da Silva

Ras Abu Galloum: Located 9 KM north of Dahab,  reachable by trekking, boat or a 4×4 that goes through the unpaved mountain road near Nuweiba town. known for its great reefs accessible from shores & huge intersecting valleys with a lot of wildlife to witness. no signs of modern civilization there except for the solar power panels & Bedouin trucks. Also, there is a blowing wind that wind & kite surfing freaks can deny how blowing it is.     

Wadi Gunai: Located in the South of Dahab & as usual divided into Ocean part which is full of different topographies & a mountain with 2 natural oases beside a rocky area that is ideal for rock climb seekers.    

Ber Sweir beach – Nuweiba, T,p; Ran Shmaya

Nuweiba: Is a tiny small town & more than 200 KM of beaches along the shore to Taba, contains a port that links Sinai with Jordan via Gulf of Aqaba. beaches are very simple with huts and it has many beaches like “Ras Shaitan, Ber Sweir & Tarabin beach areas”, also has a strong reputation for its canyons like “Colored Canyon, White Canyon, Closed Canyon, Weshwash Canyon & wadi Hudra oasis”St. Catherine: Is a mountain district that has been stated in all the holy books for Muslims, Christians & Jews alike. Every step you take in this land is mixed with history, religion & holly vibe. people visit Catherine for many reasons that can be religious “St. Catherine Monastery – Mount Sinai – Wadi EL Arb`en, etc.” or adventurous “Hiking, Trekking, Camping, Climbing etc.” or it can be for scientific reasons “archeological – astronomical – herbal & medical, etc. ”

Church on top of Mt. Sinai
Where the Cow been worshiped

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